Two packed up days for Timber Expo

Published on : Thursday, June 12, 2014

timber expoTimber Expo will once again this year deliver an unrivalled collection of high calibre speakers from all corners of the built environment. From niche areas to leading trends, the Timber Focus seminar sessions will be characterised by big issues, hot topics, architectural gems and inspirational projects. Timber is grabbing the headlines for all the right reasons – clients want to learn more about it, architects appreciate the flexibility and customers love to be closer to it.


The Timber Focus seminars are split into eight key themes across both days, with nearly 50 half-hour sessions delivered in two purpose-built timber-based theatres. The majority will be case study based, drawing on real life examples on how and why timber is performing across a wide range of sectors and applications – and they are all FREE!

The eight key themes include:

Pushing Boundaries: stretching imaginations
Training and Talent: growing your business through people
Resource: Directors’ briefings
Innovation: designing the future
Engineers and Timber: ingenious structures
Architects and Timber: striking designs
From Blueprint to Building: a client and contractor perspective
Sense of Space: creating places to live, work and play

Confirmed speakers include:

Ralph Parker, Architect, Price & Myers
Andrew Lawrence, Associate Director, Arup
Gavin White, Structural Engineer, Ramboll UK
Jonathan Ledger, Managing Director, Proskills UK
Jon Osborn, Chief Operating Office, BM TRADA Building
Andrew Wright, Partner, Andrew Wright Associates
David Hopkins, Director, Wood for Good
Jez Ralphs, Director, Timber Strategies


Timber Expo and TRADA will once again collaborate by sponsoring the Timber Innovation Award at the upcoming TTJ Awards. Both organisations work closely together to drive innovation, which is vital if the timber industry is to grow, develop and compete against alternative materials and technologies in the market.

This year’s competition has been split into two categories:

Innovative product development where some aspect of the whole or part of a product needs to demonstrate that it is innovative in its sector

Innovative market development where the innovation will have been applied to show how the market for a given product range has been exploited to greater effect.

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